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This lovely idea comes from notmartha.org. She has tons of creative and brilliant projects, so definitely check the site out. I didn't use the cool crepe paper she found. Instead, I employed regular orange tissue paper.
|Start with a variety of candies (or toys), squares of orange tissue paper, green pipe cleaners, some florist's tape, and a pencil (not pictured). I doubled my squares since tissue paper is notoriously fragile. Grab a handful of candy and place it in the center of your tissue paper(s).
|Depending on the size of your pumpkin, you can use small or large candies for the filling. I tend to like them small just because the parents of the recipients will probably present me with a dental bill if I send the larger ones. If the pumpkin is small, large candies with corners (like the hershey miniatures) might make packaging of the pumpkins difficult.
|Fold the center of two opposite edges together.
|Fold the other centers of the remaining two opposite edges together without spilling candy (this is a good time to determine if you've overstuffed the pumpkin.
|Gather the corners into the center like a small purse or pouch.
|Tie of the neck of the pouch with the end of a pipe cleaner and twist it tight so the pumpkin is secure.
|Now twist the pipe cleaner around the top of the pouch. Take care to push the wire end in so no one pricks their finger.
|From the base, begin wrapping florist's tape around the stem to completely cover the top.
|Coil the remaining end of the pipe cleaner around a pencil. Remove the pencil and bend the vine however you like.
|Well, not really. I packaged mine in these cute Halloween take out boxes I found at a crafts store.
|Now these two are ready for my niece's and nephew's Halloween package.
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